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The Opportunists (2000)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  11 August 2000 (USA)
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A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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$46,967 (USA) (11 August 2000)

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$581,142 (USA) (3 November 2000)
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When he is using the ratchet wrench, it is turning the bolt when it is clicking. A ratchet clicks on the return stroke not on the tightening stroke. See more »

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Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

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The Ballad of Red Buckets
Written by Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Published by Roshashauna Music/Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Efficient, but on the dull side...
9 November 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

After a distant cousin comes to stay with him, one-time safe-cracker Christopher Walken is lured into taking one more heist assignment. Too-familiar story nevertheless has interesting elements, both funny and dramatic. This safe-cracker has not come far in the last decade: he has to rent a fancy car as a ruse, his cousin is a crafty but green accomplice, and the two security guards in on the scheme are schnooks. Mildly enjoyable despite an overall feeling of lethargy and predictability. Cast is strong, with Walken doing his usual even, solid work and Cyndi Lauper (of all people) very attractive as a no-nonsense bar-proprietress. ** from ****


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